For it’s 75th anniversary, the State Theatre is getting a facelift, along with plans to enhance the audio and visual experience. The project is being managed by the Michigan Theatre Foundation and will include doubling the number of screening rooms from two to four, the installation of an elevator, new seating, and a new projection and sound system. The renovations will also restore the original Art Deco design of C. Howard Crane. A public fundraising campaign to help support the renovations will be launched this summer.
Platonic soulmates and a pitch-perfect cast By Emily Slomovits When people think of the word “relationship,” they usually think of a romantic one. And indeed, in much of pop culture and entertainment, romantic relationships are given the primary focus and are considered the ones to strive for. But in Welcome to Paradise, The Purple Rose
After lying vacant for years, the site of a former DTE Energy plant at 841 Broadway St. has a new development plan, approved 10-1 by Ann Arbor City Council on July 1. The conceptual plan, designed by Detroit-based Roxbury Group, includes condos, a restaurant, a hotel, commercial space, a canoe/kayak launch, an event pavilion, a
Kristen Roupenian’s You Know You Want This is a collection of short stories that revels in the mystifying aspects of interpersonal relationships without ever feeling the need to justify them.